Saturday, January 7, 2017

Stacking the Shelves (#211)


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, in which bloggers share the books and swag they've received in the past week!


So, what did I get in the week of Sunday, January 1st to Saturday, January 7th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:



YAY! Thank you for the trade, Becky! I've read this one and really loved it; this ARC copy is for my Bracken collection!



Another trade, this time from Katie. I'm not too familiar with this book but really wanted her to have the book I had that she was looking for. Thanks, Katie!



Trade again, thank you, Tracy! I wasn't really dying to have the book (I've read Black Ice and really liked it though), but I wanted Tracy to have the book I had that she was looking for. :D


From NetGalley:



Huge thanks to the publicist for sending the widget. I also learned that there won't be bound galleys printed for this book! I'm doubly grateful for the electronic invite to read it. =)


From Edelweiss:



Once I got confirmation that there is no love triangle in this book (there isn't), I downloaded it immediately! It sounds perfect for me (we NEED more YA with strong environmental themes!).


That's my week in books! I can't believe a week of 2017 has passed already. I went back to uni to work, and it feels like so much time has passed. Longest week ever! I'm already very used to it being 2017. A heads up - I'm using the four weeks of "winter break" that I have, to study for the FE exam (think of it as the engineering version of the MCAT). Study is going... okay? I pretty much have to relearn every single engineering class I've taken in college (and teach myself a few that I haven't taken yet). I just need to pass it, it doesn't matter the score!

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  1. Love triangles are real dealbreakers for me and I will avoid them no matter what! Good luck with your studies and enjoy your books!

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    1. I hate them! I had to be sure that the book didn't have a love triangle. :D Thank you!

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  2. Wow lovely books! I read Black Ice a while ago and while I didn't love it (the characters were annoying) I adored the creepy atmosphere.
    Good luck with the engineering classes; re-learning?! That's a pain! Hope it goes ok :)
    Happy reading!

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    1. I liked it! It was so twisted.

      Thank you, Amy!

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  3. Neat that you can do some wheeling and dealing to get books you want and have the pleasure of giving others what they want.

    Cheering you on for your FEs. :)

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    1. Yes! Most of my recent trades have been to help others get what they're looking for, because I have a lot of old ARCs and books.

      Thank you, Sophia!

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  4. OOoh nice!! Some good trades going on here!! I enjoyed Black Ice myself! Hope you enjoy the new reads to this haul, and of course enjoyed the pretties for the collections!! ;)

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thank you! It was a great novel. I'm really happy to have a finished copy because it is gorgeous. :D

      Will do, Jessica!

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  5. Good luck studying, Alyssa! I also got The Sandcastle Empire, hope we both love it:-)

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! I hope you enjoy The Sandcastle Empire!

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  6. Good luck on the FE exam!! I hope you still get time to relax a little and read some good books in between studying. :)

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    1. Thank you, Kel! Relaxing will come after, well, after. I'm taking the exam after the first week of class begins! D:

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  7. Good luck on your exams. I went to Alexandra Brackens signing at Books of Wonder and got her to sign my copy of Passenger and Wayfarer. Great haul.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you got your books signed! I have so many for her to sign, if I ever meet her. o_o

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  8. Ooh, you got some nice books. :)

    Good luck on your exam!

    Lindsey

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  9. That is cool that you trade with people! Hope you enjoy all your books!

    Stormi

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  10. I have been wanting to check out Black Ice for a while. I really liked Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and I really want to read more by her. Happy reading!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Black Ice is my favorite Fitzpatrick book! I've read all of her books and this one is the best (in my opinion). I really liked Hush, Hush though. :D Thank you!

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  11. What a wonderful haul! I know Wayfarer is soo highly anticipated so I'm curious to see what you make of it. Happy Reading! :D

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    1. Thank you! I read Wayfarer and really liked it. ;)

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  12. The Last thing you said sounds so good. Great haul.

    Megan @ reading away the days

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    1. It does! I'm curious about it and hope to read it next month. Thank you, Megan!

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  13. That's a pretty great book haul to start off 2017. Happy Reading!

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  14. I keep seeing Wayfarer on a lot of blogs and here I am, not even read Passenger yet. But at least I have the book now. Yay!

    My Book Haul

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    1. Passenger and Wayfarer are really good! I hope you enjoy the series, Stephanie. ^_^

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  15. Awesome haul! :) Good Luck on exams!

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  16. You have a couple of books listed that are new to me. The Sandcastle Empire sounds interesting. Good luck on your exam! Have a great week!

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    1. It should be good - Leonardo DiCaprio is behind the movie for it! We'll see how it goes.

      Thank you, Carole!

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  17. Good luck with the exam!! I love the look of Wayfarere and Black Ice- and The Fallen Kingdom has a pretty snazzy cover too!

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    1. Both Wayfarer and Black Ice are really good! I'm trying to restrain myself and not jump into The Fallen Kingdom right now. :D

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  18. I really want to read The Last Thing You Said! Great haul, Alyssa. Good luck on your exams and happy reading. :)

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    1. Thank you, Jess! I hope you have a wonderful week. =)

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  19. Yay! I'm always happy to help complete a collection when I can!:D Bracken's books are definitely collection-worthy! Good luck on your exams, sweetie! It sounds like some intense studying!

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    1. And you did just that! Thank you so so so so much, again.

      I'll need all the luck I can get! ;)

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  20. I really want to start The Fallen Kingdom series. I've always loved the covers of them.

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    1. SAME! The US (and UK) covers are amazing. ^_^ The series is really good too!

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  21. I still need to read Passengers, eek! I haven't read anything by Bracken yet, so I'm looking forward to it.

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    1. It's good place to start! I highly recommend Brightly Woven as well. :D

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  22. You got some great books this week! Wayfarer especially I am pretty excited about! I really need to get a physical copy of that soon - I have the e-arc but I want a hardcover to go with my copy of the first book!

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    1. Look up the Target version - there is a bonus in the back! I already have a "normal" hardcover but I want the Target version too. LOL!

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  23. I still need to read Passenger, but it's been on my list forever. Good luck on your exam!! I'm sure you will rock it!

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    1. It's a good one, Nat! And thank you. <333

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  24. I love how wonderful you are about helping people trade for the books they really want. I'm working to do better with that, but I rarely seem to have anything people really, really want. :-( I need to read Passenger soon, I hear such great things about it! I hope that you have a great week ahead!
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    1. I try! In some ways, they are helping ME. ;) I hope you get the chance to read Passenger, Lisa! The duology is awesome. :D

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  25. Oh I remember really liking Black Ice and the cover is so pretty so deff worth having on the shelf!

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    1. I liked it a lot! Hence why I was okay with trading for it - it's gorgeous and a great story. ;)

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  26. Enjoy your books, and have a great week!
    Diane @ Diane’s Book Blog

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  27. I'm so ready to dive into Wayfarer I think it's what I'm starting next. Enjoy your other books and good luck on your exams!

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    1. I hope you love it, Eve! Thank you so much. <3

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  28. Wayfarer looks good. All the books on your list look good. Good luck with your exam. Have a great week!

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    1. I liked Wayfarer a lot! Thank you, Yvonne. :D

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  29. Good luck studying for the FE, Alyssa! Once you kick its ass you can dive into some great reads -- I've heard nothing but good things about Elizabeth May's series. :)

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    1. Thanks, Danya! I am going to drown myself in reading this year. ;) I love The Falconer trilogy!

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  30. Good luck on your engineering exam!! Relearning is never fun! The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May looks great! Happy Reading!

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    1. It really isn't! I'm struggling, LOL. I love and highly recommend Elizabeth May's books, Kristyn!

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  31. Black Ice looks stunning! Guess that goes straight to my wishlist. Happy reading and good luck for your engineering exam - I know you will pass it!

    Best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

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    1. It was an AMAZING book, Vi! Thank you so much. <3

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  32. You got some awesome books! Wayfarer is sooo pretty :D I still need to read that series... :)

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. Brittany, I liked Passenger and Wayfarer a lot! ^_^

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  33. Love the Sandcastle cover. Happy reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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  34. Sandcastle sounds interesting, so I'll have to look it up on Goodreads. Great haul! :)

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! I'm pretty proud of myself. ;)

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  36. Lots of luck to you on the exam!
    I think it's great that you trade books so others can get the titles they want. I haven't done an organized trade before, but I swap on PBS. I try to get books that my daughter would like -- she really enjoys the newest reads.
    Dianna

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    1. Thank you, Dianna! Ill need all of the luck I can get.

      I use #booksfortrade on Twitter! It's really great, and most people are AMAZING.

      I hope you are having a great week!

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  37. I've been seeing The Last Thing You Said (and I'm pretty sure I have it on my GR shelf). I can't wait for your review!
    Good luck on your FE Exam!!! I really hope you do a great job :)
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

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    1. It was new to me, but I wanted the trader to have the book she was looking for (that I had)! I pretty much would have take whatever, but this one seemed good.

      Thank you, Genesis! <3

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  38. I'm reading Wayfarer this weekend ;-) Good luck on the exam!

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  39. Aw your so nice for doing the trades :)
    Good luck with your exams Alyssa!

    Nereyda│ Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist

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  40. You got Fallen Kingdom already?!?!

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    1. Right?! It's so early! I can't imagine starting it so early but I might (might) read it in February. I'm really anxious to read it so the review pile might get thrown out of the window for this book!

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  41. Ugly sobbing. I won't get to read The Fallen Kingdom until this summer :( SOBS. I shall try to email them too :) Fingers crossed. But yeah.. I got declined on Netgalley weeks ago :\ Ugh. But yeah. I waaant it too :) Hope you love it Alyssa. <3 And yay for other gorgeous books too :D Eee. Happy reading sweetie. <3

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    1. I'm sorry! :/ Hopefully the wait is worth it! (I'm sure it will be!)

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